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Big Cypress National Preserve, FL

National Park Service

Overview

The freshwaters of the Big Cypress Swamp, essential to the health of the neighboring Everglades, support the rich marine estuaries along Florida's southwest coast. Protecting over 729,000 acres of this vast swamp, Big Cypress National Preserve contains a mixture of tropical and temperate plant communities that are home to a diversity of wildlife, including the elusive Florida panther.

Recreational Activities:

  • AUTO TOURING
  • BIKING
  • BOATING
  • CAMPING
  • FISHING
  • HIKING
  • HUNTING
  • PADDLING
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

Address:

33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee,FL,34141
Phone: (239) 695 1201
Email: bob_degross@nps.gov

Directions:

Big Cypress National Preserve is located in Southwest Florida between the cities of Miami and Naples. Interstate 75 (Alligator Alley) and U. S. Highway 41 (Tamiami Trail) are the main roads that traverse the site. Visitor facilities and most activities originate from the Tamiami Trail.
The Oasis Visitor Center is located along the Tamiami Trail, 50 miles west of Miami and 50 miles east of Naples. Preserve Welcome Center is located near Naples and Everglades City, along U. S. 41, 5 miles east of the State Road 29 intersection.

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